Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Casa Blanca Museum a Window to the Past

Casa Blanca Museum Old San Juan

Stepping into Casa Blanca is like stepping back in time. Built in 1521, Casa Blanca was the original first fortification in Old San Juan, overlooking San Juan Bay. It was built as the residence for Juan Ponce de León and his family, although Juan Ponce de León died before ever having the chance to live [...]

Tours with Para La Naturaleza – The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico

Para La Naturaleza Tours

Para La Naturaleza is the new website for the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, which is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect lands of high ecological value, with the goal that by 2033; 33% of Puerto Rico’s natural ecosystems will be protected. My family and I recently did the Las Cabezas de [...]

Puerto Rico SHINES in TripAdvisors 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean 2013

The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2013 have just been announced and Puerto Rico takes the honors in several categories for the Caribbean Region. Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean San Juan, Puerto Rico took the number 3 spot in the Top 10 Destinations in the Caribbean Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Havana, Cuba San Juan, [...]

San Juan Holocaust Memorial

San Juan Holocaust Memorial

A couple of weeks ago I took some time to explore the Capital District of San Juan and if you have the time I highly recommend it. One of the most moving memorials that you will find along Constitution Avenue is the San Juan Holocaust Memorial that was inaugurated in March 2012. Designed by New [...]

Get to Know the Regions of Puerto Rico

Regions of Puerto Rico

The island of Puerto Rico packs a tremendous amount of diversification into its relative small land mass, making it a perfect holiday destination for folks looking for more than just a Caribbean beach getaway. In order to help promote the whole island of Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Government and Puerto Rico Tourism Company divided [...]

Big Picture: Arches @ El Morro Fort

arches @ el morro fort in old san juan

Never get tired of taking photographs @ El Morro fort in Old San Juan Used the camera+ iPhone app to bring out a warmer tone to the arches…

Big Picture: Canon at El Morro

canon at El morro Fort old san juan

Canon @ El Morro during 1697 Battle of San Juan Reenactment

1797 Battle of San Juan Reenactment: In Pictures

1797 Battle of San Juan Reenactment

This past weekend the Regimiento Fijo de Puerto Rico and a group of Living History Volunteers including more than a dozen from Poland reenacted events from the 1797 Battle of San Juan. The weekend started with a night march through the streets of Old San Juan and continued with events in and around El Morro [...]

Old San Juan Photo Tour

Raices Fountain, Old San Juan

Old San Juan captured in photographs. I always take my camera with me when ever I am in Old San Juan and here are a few from the past few visits, to give you a feel of this old walled city. Raices Fountain Paseo de la Princesa Paseo de la Princesa San Juan Gate Steps [...]

Big Game and More at Mayaguez Zoo

mayaguez zoo puerto rico

Kids love zoo’s and the Mayaguez Zoo on the west coast of Puerto Rico is a great way to spend a few hours getting ‘up close’ to some of the planets exotic animals, reptiles and birds. ‘Parque Nacional Zoologico de Puerto Rico Dr. Juan A. Rivero’ to give the zoo its official title (Mayaguez Zoo [...]